Konar (Kunar; Konarh; Konarha; Nuristan) Province, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm
Of all the colors of Afghani Spodumene, green is probably the most difficult to obtain. Recently, Ive seen these crystals marketed as "Hiddenite" which is NOT correct as true Hiddenite is Chromium-bearing and these crystals, despite the color similarity to Hiddenite are simply just green Spodumene. Nonetheless, this is still an impressive gem crystal of a hard to find color from what is probably the most well known locality in the world for Spodumene crystals. This crystal is very gemmy, with good luster and it is actually doubly-terminated! It is not contacted, but rather recrystallized on the back side making it essentially a floater crystal. 6.7 x 2.6 x 1.7cm